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Thread: Coronavirus death stats
16/01/2021 23:04:59

I reckon that a lot of people will "wait and see" for six months or so before taking the jab themselves

Thread: Henry Greenly Model Engineering
16/01/2021 13:44:54
Posted by Hopper on 16/01/2021 10:56:03:

Thanks for the link. Looks like a good read. Its always nice to have a squiz online before buying a copy -- amazingly it is still in print and quite reasonably priced from Book Depository etc.

I think it's out of copyright now, so anyone can reprint it

The original book had a pull out plan in a pocket, I have never seen it anywhere

Thread: Coronavirus death stats
16/01/2021 02:04:40

No.10 Downing indulging in eugenics?

It's not really eugenics, it's the herd immunity approach, like we did in the Spanish flu of the 20s and the asian flu of the 50s

Everybody gets it, 5%+ don't make it, the rest of us carry on as usual

Boris was all for it back in march, then did a superfast u-turn

(The rest of it I have no idea about)

15/01/2021 23:54:30

Sounds like they need a war type recruitment drive to get through this thing

Once a group of critters reaches a critical mass like in the dairy and poultry industries they have to dose them with antibiotics in their feed and water to reduce mass disease issues wiping out the stock

Nature doesn't like too many critters crammed into a fixed space

Thread: Silver Soldering Materials
15/01/2021 23:11:01



Thread: New Member - Looking to Upgrade from SX2P
15/01/2021 17:13:58

substantial than the WM16B it has 90 deg. head tilt and a locating pin for the vertical position. Quite handy. I'm reluctant to tilt the head on my WM16B because re-tramming is tedious.

My family braincell immediately said "Useful Modding Opportunity!"

Thread: Myyford gearbox strip down
15/01/2021 17:04:11

My unit doesn't go over 140Amps, its a cheap lidl job

I do nearly all my heavier jobs on a mid setting which is 70-110 kinda thing

edit, you're not after a full depth pro weld, just a good fix

Edited By Ady1 on 15/01/2021 17:05:39

15/01/2021 16:01:19

If you're able to do the job then that's great but if you can't then the gasless mig welders seem to have no problem glueing cast iron back together

I tried to break a big old vice I had broken and mig-repaired and couldn't do it

So for a non-critical job like a lever, a mig and 5 minutes of welding might be easier

you just hold the part in place and zap it with a tack weld. then do the job

Edited By Ady1 on 15/01/2021 16:06:52

Thread: Coronavirus death stats
15/01/2021 09:42:08

The oxygen of the news industry is sensationalism, the MMR hoo-haa was an extreme example of the media driving the medical and political industries instead of the latter

The truth with most stories is somewhere in the middle

We got lucky over the last 60 years, all the old disease stuff got pretty much cured or brought under control, unlike the previous 60,000 years of human life we endured

But a superclean genetic environment of 6 billion warm blooded mammals who live cheek by jowl like battery chickens is always going to be a high risk disease environment

What we have going forwards now is probably the new normal

Thread: Socket/thread sizes
15/01/2021 09:11:27
Posted by Oily Rag on 14/01/2021 22:44:04:

I think Bill has hit the bolt on the head with his point about modern sockets are more likely to be 'wall drivers' rather than 'corner drivers'. This development led to the 'Metrinch' type of socket when manufacturers realised they could reduce stock levels by offering a product which favoured both Imperial and Metric sizes. That, added to the continuing reluctance of the Americans, and a fair few Brits, to abandon inch sizing!


I always try to go for the metric ones that go across the flats because they fit imperial stuff too

Plus they are better for the more worn nuts

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
14/01/2021 23:23:12

Assembled a new king sized bed yesterday.Couldn't get in the garage today because it was full of huge cardboard boxes. Sabre saw decimated them to recycling centre size in two hours. After lunch watched dog crash to floor as she tried to get into "her new bed" (she sleeps at the bottom of it) so spent the afternoon making a step-up stool so we can get a quiet night

Thread: Manual threading on the lathe - problems
13/01/2021 00:56:19

The most accurate way is to partially cut the thread on the lathe

\then finish off with the die

Then every thread you do is a proper straight 'un

Thread: Back issues & Flash plugin
12/01/2021 17:21:04

I've got Win7 64 and you can run different instances of your browser

Instead of using your main browser when you want to use flash, download and use an old browser version, get it set up and working for viewing flash stuff

then Disable updates in it, and ONLY use it to visit the ME site for viewing the mag, it will have its own separate icon

For one old Activex scripts program, which microsoft abandoned in 2015, I still use an ancient never been updated internet explorer browser

Don't expect one browser to do EVERYTHING, especially for rarer more specialised stuff

There's no security issue because you're not surfing about, you're visiting one trusted site with that browser, then closing it down, and enable "erase history on shutdown" to be extra safe

Edited By Ady1 on 12/01/2021 17:42:21

Thread: Angle grinder cut off stand
12/01/2021 08:57:07

I'd forgotten about HSS blanks because I've not done any in a while

A stable angle grinder makes dealing with HSS a breeze

Thread: Archdale Vertical Mill
12/01/2021 00:35:55

If you need to be sure that your 10mm cutter doesn't cause problems then you should use a proper milling machine

Thread: Lidl Portable Bandsaw
11/01/2021 18:47:30

This only created a new problem, the tyre would now come off under load since it was no longer seated on the drive wheel dimples

To the rescue came my old friend, pinkgrip. I lifted the tyre all the way round and filled the inside gap with it

Then put a bit onto the 5mm belt raised side just for luck, so the green belting stayed in the groove

Left it for nearly 3 days to cure

Put it back in today with a new blade and the band stays on fine, which was the great unknown here

There are no weird noises from the bandsaw and the blade sounds a lot happier

The cut also looks nicer than previously

Other notes: The drivewheel nuts were seriously tight and it took a good bit of effort to get them off

I ground the internal cleaning brush down to fit the new angle of the revolving blade

The drive wheel guard didn't really need removed

The album for the mod is here

Only time will tell now whether this has been worth the effort, will keep you posted

Edited By Ady1 on 11/01/2021 19:13:04

Edited By Ady1 on 11/01/2021 19:17:01

11/01/2021 18:35:55

Ok then let's make a start

I had to take the guards off which is about 8 screws but the drive side guard fouls on the handle which is integrated with the electrics, including the motor

so I sawed it in half along the side of the handle so I could pull it out and get a clear shot at the drive wheel without disturbing the electrics

with hindsight the other guard didn't need to be removed

The problem IMO is the twist on the blade as it is pulled through by the drive wheel, you can see the huge change in angle this hacksaw blade would have to make to rest on the drive wheel

I used 5mm lathe belting to lift one side of the tyre on the drive wheel

cut a groove of about 0.5mm by 3mm in the drive wheel

and fitted it into the groove, then refitted the tyre

Edited By Ady1 on 11/01/2021 18:41:06

11/01/2021 17:27:52

This chap. Bear in mind I've only used one blade for a couple of hours, so I can't say if they are good or bad

They looked exactly the same as my last blades

The big difference was the lack of noise as they cut through

Edited By Ady1 on 11/01/2021 17:36:38

Thread: Interesting shaper-Newey
11/01/2021 16:02:51

I like that small one better, cute!

But I get greedy once I've got a machine hogging chips and I always want "more" from it

Thread: Lidl Portable Bandsaw
11/01/2021 15:53:41

Got my blades in today and preliminary results are really good

I realise that there may be a government inquiry when I say this but I may have actually improved my machine

It just cuts so much happier, there's no squeaking or groaning at all and the cut is really stable

So will write it up, hopefully tonight, got domestic priorities because a new bed is meant to be coming on wed

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